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New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942
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New York, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Book Indexes
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1906-1942
Microfilm Publication T612. Book Indexes to New York Passenger Lists, 1906-1942. 807 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4492734
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection "New York, Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942" consists of images of books of indexes to passenger manifests for the port of New York. The indexes are grouped by shipping line and arranged chronologically by date of arrival.This collection corresponds to NARA Publications T612: Book Indexes to New York Passenger Lists, 1906-1942. and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. This collection partly indexes NARA Publication T715 Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957."Additional images will be added as they become available.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger lists These records may contain:

  • Full name of immigrant
  • Number on manifest sheet
  • Number on manifest
  • Port of embarkation or last permanent residence
  • Passenger class
  • Port of entry and date of arrival
  • Name of ship
  • Age
  • Destination

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of immigration or destination

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for land and probate records
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses
  • Search for military files in the State or National Archives
  • Use the occupation to find employment or school records
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New York.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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